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(Definition of legitimacy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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legitimacynoun [U]

uk   us   /ləˈdʒɪtɪməsi/
LAW the fact of being ​allowed by ​law or done according to the ​rules of an ​organization or ​activity: the legitimacy of sth Several ​judgesexpressed doubts as to the legitimacy of the ​tribunal.question/challenge/accept the legitimacy of sth Findings by the Ombudsman also ​question the legitimacy of ​banks and ​buildingsocietiesimposingrestrictions which ​limitsavers' ​choice.
the ​state of being ​fair or honest: the legitimacy of sth The legitimacy of ​awarding large ​bonuses to ​seniorexecutives is being ​increasingly called into ​question.confer/add/gain legitimacy Organizations are often pressurized to ​adopt the same ​practices or ​structures as other ​firms in ​order to ​gain legitimacy.
(Definition of legitimacy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “legitimacy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 合法性, 合理性…
in Chinese (Traditional) 合法性, 合理性…
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